Friday, August 6, 2010

Disease That Could Wipe Out Bats

Many scientists have been puzzled by the strange disease that began attacking bats in New York state in 2006. The bats would suddenly awaken from hibernation in midwinter with their faces covered in white fungus. Already weakened, they struggle to find food and die in lard numbers. This disease, called white-nose syndrome, has spread rapidly across the northeastern U.S. and has already killed millions of brown bats. So far, scientists have been helpless to do anything about it. Click here to read more about bats and this disease.